That's the method writers commonly use in order to determine whose POV (point of view) the scene should be in.
So I'm at a crossroads in my writing. The main character in the book is about to die a horrible death--being slowly burned to death. Yuck.
So which scenario is more powerful (i.e. which character has the most to lose and should therefore be the POV)?
A. The scene should be written in the POV of the man who is dying. The reader can understand the agony and the loss he is feeling.
B. The scene should be written in the POV of the man's wife. She watches, helplessly, as he dies while the surrounding crowd cheers.
What's your vote?